Are you praying for the LORD to grant you more spiritual authority/fruit to win the lost, cast out devils, help people grow in their walk with the LORD (discipleship), etc.? If so, you seek a noble and good thing from the LORD. Do you truly want to know what He says about getting more kingdom authority to serve His more fully? Jesus taught:
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? Luke 16:11
Jesus is teaching us here that If one is not "faithful" in the worship of giving the "firstfruits" of the increase the LORD has allowed to come into his hands, the LORD will not grant him greater spiritual authority or responsibility. Here is the Biblical priniciple/prescription for receiving authority in God's kingdom: When our obedience in personal worship is fulfilled, we are granted authority in God's kingdom, but never before (2 Cor. 10:6).
And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:6
It is delusional to think one has any spiritual maturity or authority if he is not participating in the worship of faithfully placing his treasure (money) into the LORD's Gospel. According to Jesus Christ, one's own heart is NOT in the LORD if he doesn't worshipfully give his treasures into the Gospel:
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19-21
Beloved, we must immediately stop the madness of funding unfruitful ministries! The financial flow in the modern industry of church business is not pretty nor is it fulfilling the Great Commission our LORD gave us to teach ALL things HE commanded. His eternal kingdom is not being advanced in the hearts of men and in the earth through church services that are designed to entertain and further lull to sleep those already at ease in Zion (Amos 6:1). Yet nothing is going to change until the true remnant of the LORD ceases to fund false ministries (unfruitful according to New Testament standards) and begins to financially fund the true Gospel through full-counsel, God-fearing servants who labor for the glory of Jesus Christ alone - whereever they find themselves and not just behind a pulpit or in a church building. Friend of Jesus, cause every dollar you give to make an eternal difference in the hearts of men. Jesus is Coming!
Saint, do you realize that you have an “account” in Heaven waiting for you. And, that the LORD desires that it “abound”, which means to be richly filled. Listen to what the Holy Ghost had the apostle Paul pen concerning your giving: “Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.” Philippians 4:17
Bringing the tithe and offerings into the LORD’s work is to be worship, and continues to re-establish who is first in our lives. It’s all about worship. Giving God what is His (firstfruits 10% and free will offerings) is the demonstration of being "faithful in the unrighteous mammon." "Unrighteous mammon" is a term for natural monies (the U.S. dollar in our case). If we are not faithful in our worship to give Him back a portion of the natural treasures He gives into our hands, He will not grant to us the "true riches" of His spiritual blessings of kingdom authority.
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10
The LORD promises to honor those who honor Him:
Them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 Samuel 2:30
Do we not "honor" (worship) God when we give Him the first portion of all He gives us? Do we not "despise" Him when we don't? Beloved, are you honoring or despising God?
There are no riches outside of Christ and only those who live in faith and real obedience to Him have those eternal riches. Earthly money is an illusion and soon to be vanquished for ever. The only thing we will have is what we chose to do for Christ while living this short life on earth.
The way we spend our earthly revenues is the true reflection of the priorities of our hearts. To find out where your heart is, simply look closely at your spending. Look over your debit or credit card statement(s) and check register, and you will see exactly where your heart is. Our LORD stated that "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matthew 6:19-21)
How does the LORD monitor our hearts? The LORD looketh on the heart and sitteth over (positions Himself) against the treasury to read it (1 Sam. 16:7; Mark 12:41-44).
Friend in Christ, If you are praying and seeking God for more spiritual authority to serve in His eternal kingdom, start with the practical obedience of giving your tithes and offerings to the ministries where you are being fed the Word ("Lean not to your own understanding"). The LORD will then be able to trust you with the "true riches" of authority to serve in His kingdom. This is exactly how He chose to set up His kingdom and how it works. There has never been nor ever will there be a shortcut.
The LORD has been faithful to place monies into your hands. He now asks whether you are going to be faithful to place His portion of those monies back into His kingdom as He commanded (Mal. 3:8-12...). Will you be?
Remember friend, there is no reason to delude ourselves into thinking we have or will ever have, authority in God's kingdom if we are not faithful to Him in giving Him our whole selves in worship, including the monetary portion that belongs to Him for His servants to do His work.
And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S: it is holy unto the LORD. Leviticus 27:30
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat (spiritual substance) in mine house..." Malachi 3:10
When we truly begin to aggrandize divine truth, we will then begin supporting only those who truly preach all of it (full-counsel) fearlessly and cease from funding the ministries of false prophets who allow most of their ministry revenues to be absorbed on things other than that which is at the core of importance in the divine economy, like the true building up of the saints - getting them into the Word for themselves, and winning lost souls.
Saint of God, Jesus Christ is all-knowing and sees everything and will reward every good deed, love offering or work done in His name and love.
Beloved, the financial flow in the modern church business industry is not pretty, and yet nothing is going to change until the true remnant of the LORD ceases to fund false ministries (unfruitful according to New Testament standards) and begins to financially fund the true Gospel through full-counsel, God-fearing servants who labor for the glory of Jesus Christ alone. Jesus is coming - Let’s do it!
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